Item: Advertisement, Container Corporation of America, Darned clever...these Chinese!
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Record Number: 9977
Date of Original: 1941
Original Format: Printed Matter
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 28.5 by 34.5 cm
Image description: Advertisement for the Container Corporation of America featuring an illustration of Ts'ai Lun (Cai Lun), a Chinese Eunuch during the Han Dynasty credited with improving the process of papermaking. The illustration is stylized to resemble a both a woodblock print and an ink wash painting. The copy indicates that Ts'ai Lun endowed his paper with "'mystic powers to raise the dead' to get it into use" but that America’s magic is "low-cost, light-weight packages of paperboard."